D9x13 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill

Performance redefined. The next generation of Vermeer horizontal directional drills is here. To earn the coveted S3 badge, the D9x13 S3 Navigator® horizontal directional drill has gone through substantial testing in a variety of terrain.
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Features and benefits

  • Right-sized power with 9000 lb (40 kN) of thrust/pullback power and a class-leading rotational torque rating of1300 ft-lb (1762.6 Nm).
  • A 26% increase in carriage speed over its predecessor allows for shortened cycle times and enhanced jobsite productivity.
  • Features a maximum ground drive speed of 3.5 mph (5.6 km/h), a 37% increase in speed over its predecessor, making the D9x13 S3 the class-leader in ground drive speed.
  • See your Vermeer dealer for comprehensive service and genuine Vermeer replacement parts.
Length (Minimum Transport) 150 " 381 cm
Height (Minimum Transport) 69 " 175.3 cm
Weight 6300 lbs 2857.6 kg
Angle of Approach 22 deg
Make and Model Kubota V1505-T-E4
Fuel Type Diesel
Maximum Engine RPM 3150 rpm
Gross Horsepower 44 hp 32.8 kw
Aspiration Turbocharged
Max Fuel Consumption 2.8 gph 10.6 lph
Maximum Operating Angle (Fore/Aft)* 20 deg
Maximum Operating Angle (Left/Right)* 20 deg
Thrust 9000 lbs 40 kN
Pullback 9000 lbs 40 kN
Maximum Carriage Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 188 ft/min 57.3 m/min
Maximum Spindle Torque (Low at Maximum Engine RPM) 1300 ft-lb 1762.6 Nm
Maximum Spindle Speed at Max Engine RPM 190 rpm
Minimum Bore Diameter 2.5 " 6.4 cm
Maximum Ground Drive Speed at Maximum Engine RPM 3.5 mph 5.6 km/h
Noise Level at Operator's Ear 88 dBa
Fuel Tank 14 gal 53 L
Hydraulic Tank 14 gal 53 L
Hydraulic System 24 gal 90.8 L
Maximum Flow 15 gpm 56.8 L/min
Maximum Pressure 750 psi 51.7 bar
Brand FMC Bean
On Board Tank Capacity 25 gal 94.6 L
Breakout System Standard
Drilling Lights Optional
Stakedown System Standard
Strike Alert Standard
Remote Lockout Standard
Operator Presence Standard


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Vermeer D9x13 S3 Horizontal Directional Drill